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Cherry MX 6.0 Red Switch LED

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Cherry taking the front on the quality and the design of their line of fantastic mechanical keyboards has brought the goliath of all keyboards. The Cherry MX 6.0 takes the mechanics of the Silent Red Cherry Switch series alongside a very vibrant and smooth red LED backlighting...
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Accell USB-C to DisplayPort Cable review

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With the release of USB Type-C, or USB-C, back in 2014 the USB Implementers Forum finally moved away from using USB-A, and USB-B connectors and created a future-proof, 24 pin double sided connector that is slowly but surely making its way into the market. From smartphones to consumer level laptops we have seen the support of this new format grow. Today we have the opportunity to showcase the Accell USB-C to DisplayPort cable that allows your laptops to use external monitors.
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Megacon 2017 Gallery

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MegaCon Orlando is the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big days.
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Wraps Wristband Headphones

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From music to style, I suppose some gimmicks can kinda stick pretty good, this wristband type headphone set is an interesting cross in fashion, usability, and potentially even survival (if I take a good hard thought at how rope is generally used in survival) I could take the beads Wraps and looks stylish, the denim ones that awkwardly match my jeans, or just use any of them as rope for bunny traps in a barren destroyed world coming soon due to our global crisis of being human. OR maybe I've just played one too many survival games. I'll let you be the judge of that.
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PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX570 AMD

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PowerColor's sequel to the RX line has arrived, boasting new physical designs and internal modifications to achieve highly scalable efficiency. While most internal hardware features compare similarly to the Red Dragon, it does feature a 4% increase of boost clock frequency and a decrease by 14% in stream processor count. Check out our full examination of the Red Devil!
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Monster Fatal1ty FxM 200

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Monster is known for its diverse interaction with many popular cultures such as the Beats line-up with the Dr and the hip/hop rap community and lately, it's been edging its way into the digital gaming culture. Fatal1ty himself is a popular and very talented gamer who holds 12 World Championship E-Sport titles, Johnathan Wendel is the target subject of the design the FXM200 aims at portraying onto the gamer world.
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  • Announcement written by: on Jun 22 2017, 9:51 am

    Micron Appoints Sumit Sadana as EVP and Chief Business Officer

    BOISE, Idaho, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced that the company has appointed Sumit Sadana as executive vice president and chief business officer. His addition to the executive team will accelerate the company’s ability to execute on its strategic goals.

    In this role, all four business units of the company will report to Sadana. In addition, he will have responsibility for driving corporate strategy and business development for the company. He will report to Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron’s president and CEO.

    Sadana has 26 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, including executive roles at IBM and Freescale Semiconductor, and served most recently as executive vice president, chief strategy officer and general manager, Enterprise Solutions at SanDisk.

    The new integrated business and strategy organization aims to provide an agile structure to anticipate future customer demands and position the company for success.

    “Sumit is a seasoned business leader who brings an exceptional track record of growing revenue and improving operating performance at leading technology companies,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of Micron Technology. “We are excited to welcome Sumit to the leadership team, and look forward to his immediate contributions.”

    Sadana holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

    Additional career information on Sumit Sadana is available at http://www.micron.com/media

     

    New spectral eye video database SPEED revolutionises eye-tracking

     For you VR Geeks and FPS’ers this could be gold.

    Techniques to acquire spectral data have been static for a long time – until now. Exciting and novel spectral video technologies are emerging, allowing us to extract increasingly dynamic knowledge from light. Using a spectral video device in eye-tracking, computational spectral imaging and eye-tracking researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have created a novel – first of its kind – combined spectral video/spectral image database: the SPectral Eye vidEo Database, SPEED.

    The potential of spectral imaging technologies has been shown in many fields, such as medicine, life science and industry where the spectrum has been used, for example, to differentiate healthy and unhealthy tissue or separate real and counterfeit objects. However, these technologies are often too slow to capture spectral images from dynamic objects. This created an evolutionary need for the extension of spectral imaging to the recording of spectral video. In a spectral video, each frame of the video stream contains a spectral image cube. In this way, spectral video systems capture spatial, spectral and temporal information, and combine the advantages of spectral imaging and video capture.

    A recent PhD thesis completed at the University of Eastern Finland explored the potential of such spectral video technology by testing an existing spectral video system and challenging it in practical eye-tracking application. As a result, the study developed protocols for the characterization of spectral video that may serve as future guidelines on spectral video systems evaluation in this emerging field. In addition, the study used a spectral video camera to capture spectral videos of a fast-moving object: the human eye. As a very concrete outcome of the study, the SPectral Eye vidEo Database, SPEED, was born. 

    The unique database, SPEED, was motivated by the challenges faced in eye-tracking, especially under harsh conditions. When users wear eyewear or make-up, reflections and extreme eye positions interfere with eye-tracking technologies. The team proposed and demonstrated that spectral signatures can be exploited to create new approaches for imaging, training, analysis and interpretation of eye-tracking data, especially in harsh conditions. SPEED consists of over 180 spectral videos, it continues to grow and it is publicly available to all researchers (e.g., for teaching-related needs or creating and testing new methods of dynamic eye analysis via spectra). Although published only in 2016, the database has already attracted attention from the scientific community and industry. Aside from its use in eye tracking, SPEED also has the potential to be utilised in other eye-related research areas, such as medicine, biometrics, and eye and vision research.

    The findings were presented by Ana Gebejes, MSc, in her doctoral dissertation entitled Spectral video: application in human eye analysis and tracking, which is available for download at http://epublications.uef.fi/pub/urn_isbn_978-952-61-2551-0/index_en.html

     

    Release of the ECLIPSE ADVANCE 900 series CPU coolers

    The ECLIPSE ADVANCED 900 series CPU coolers by X2 are universal heat-pipe coolers ideally suited for those who require more performance and reliability. One of the amenities of this series
    processor coolers is the universal build which enables it to be compatible with all processors such as the AMD, AM2, AM3, AM4, FM1, FM2 and the Intel LGA775/i3/i5/i7 and LGA2011 models.
    Initially there are two new models, one build with six (6) copper heat-pipes with a diameter of 6mm and another more cost effective model with four (4) heat-pipes with a diameter of 6mm.
    The heat-pipes do not only boost the performance but also make an impressive appearance in combination with the all matt black coated aluminum thin fins. Additional cooling enabled by the
    two (2) included silent RGB multicolor 120mm PWM fans with anti-vibe rubber corners. Installation made easy and multi-socket compatible with Intel 115*/1366/2011 and AMD
    AM2/3/4/FM1/FM2 up to 150W TDP.

    Main Features:
    * Matt black heat-sink coating
    * All copper U-shaped 6mm diameter heat-pipes
    * Two 12×2.5cm RGB multicolor silent cooling fans
    * Pulse-width modulation controlled
    * Anti-vibe rubber fan corners & metal wire-clips
    * Supports AM2/AM3/AM4/FM1/FM2 socket and
    775/115*/1366/2011
    * Best cooling performance up to 150W TDP
    * Two years manufacturer warranty and service
    MSRP:
    X2-991B4-2RGB-PWM – Manufacturer Suggested Retail
    Price: € 32.95 / $ 37.95 (incl. VAT)
    X2-992B6-2RGB-PWM – Manufacturer Suggested Retail
    Price: € 39.95 / $ 44.95 (incl. VAT)

    Product url:
    X2-991B4-2RGB-PWM
    http://www.x2products.com/cpu-coolers/eclipse-advanced-991-x2-991b4-2rgb-pwm/specs/
    X2-992B6-2RGB-PWM
    http://www.x2products.com/cpu-coolers/eclipse-advanced-992-x2-992b6-2rgb-pwm/specs/

    REVIEWS

    MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Preview @ ocaholic
     
    The X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC is a new high-end motherboard from MSI. Compared to what could be seen as the predecessor, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon, MSI apparently chose to reposition the Gaming Pro Carbon model in their portfolio more towards the high-end segment. Therefore you find many interesting features on this board such as two M.2 slots and an extensive RGB lighting implementation.  
     
    AC1900 Wireless Routers @ TweakTown
    If you’re on the market for an AC1900 Wi-Fi solution, read on as we pit the best of the best against each other!
     
    AGESA 1.0.0.6 Update tested – DDR4-3200 easy @ ocaholic
     
    One of the really interesting things about Ryzen, especially when looking at it from a reviewers/testers perspective, is the fact that AMD can have a big influence on performance and/or compatibility rolling out so called AGESA upgrades though BIOS updates from motherboard vendors. 
     
    I’ve been lucky enough to start toying with Ryzen months before the actual launch took place and already by then it was clear as day that this platform would require a lot of additional tweaking from AMD as well as from the motherboard vendors if we were to ever see what it’s really capable of. Back then memory compatibility was the least of the problems the platform hat do deal with. Even getting the thing to post was already a challenge of its own not to say changing values in the BIOS. In fact setting hex-values in the BIOS is something I used to do when I was a teenager, which is quite a while ago – actually.
     
     
  • Announcement written by: on Jun 21 2017, 10:40 am

    Arozzi Verona Pro V2 Gaming Chair Review @ NikKTech

    After taking into account customer feedback Arozzi revamped their quite successful Verona Pro Gaming Chair to make it the ideal choice for larger people. The Verona Pro V2 model was the result and it has been here with us for almost 2 weeks.

     

    Lenovo ThinkStation P910 Workstation PC Review @ TweakTown News

    Lenovo’s ThinkStation P910 workstation PC is the most powerful system that Lenovo sells. Well, this should be fun! Let’s see what it can do.”

    Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000 32GB Memory Kit Review

    “Corsair’s new Vengeance RGB DDR4-3000 32GB dual-channel memory kit goes under the spotlight.”

    The World’s First 3D Holography App Brings 3D Experience to Homes

    We recently launched our new 3D interactive app bringing a true 3D holography experience to homes. It is registered at Google Play and Apple Store, ready to be downloaded from our website (www.holovit.com). It is a perfect entertainment solution for children’s parties, events, gaming, education and so much more.
     
    From battling holographic star ships to adding personalized texts on the holograms, we are making 3D holograms come to life. Holographic screen is designed to work without the need of a projector or special equipment as the device is compatible with a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or TV. It even works well in brightly lit rooms. It allows to watch hundreds of online videos as hologram shows.

    Thermaltake Launches All-New Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis with Tt LCS Certified and Two-Panel Tempered Glass Design

    Good Choice for Building Ultimate Dream Rig

    Taipei, Taiwan June 20th 2017Thermaltake today announced the latest lineup of watercooled gaming chassis, the Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis. Designed for price-conscious customers, the Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis is a budget-friendly case with great performance, featuring two durable 4mm thick tempered glass side panels and its ample internal space for high-end gaming configurations. The two-panel tempered glass design plus an integrated PSU cover provides a tidy and spacious look for the build. The roomy installation space for advanced cooling solutions allows users to mount up to three 120mm or two 140mm fans in the front; a 120mm/140mm fan in the top; a 120mm fan in the rear; a 120mm fan in the bottom. A 120mm exhausted fan is included in the case already. Besides, the Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis also can house up to a 280mm/360mm radiator in the front and a 120mm radiator in the rear. Most importantly, the case is optimized for supporting high performance PC hardware, including a tower CPU cooler with maximum height 160mm, a dual expansion slot VGA of up to 410mm in length and multiple 3.5”/2.5” storage devices. The Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis will be available for online ordering soon. Please contact the local Thermaltake sales representative for further information.

    Thermaltake Core G21 Tempered Glass Edition Mid-Tower Chassis:http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00003106

    For more product datasheets and product photos, please refer to : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1cyw87c3kv72lgo/AAC4HS3g4MYMT09vKyVP6l7ka?dl=0

     

    The world’s smallest wireless earbuds are fully funded in just 10 hours

    In just 6 days, Touch earbuds has been 350% funded through Indiegogo & fully funded in the first 10 hours. Featuring touch sensor technology, HD sound, portable charging pod, and secure ergonomic fit all starting at just $89 (including free shipping). In case you haven’t already requested a review samples, we are currently accepting requests for review units once the final sample units are complete in October. Please feel free to reply to this email if you are interested.
     
     
  • Announcement written by: on Jun 21 2017, 8:45 am

    Advance Your WiFi With New NETGEAR Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band Gigabit Router With AC4000

    Now you can manage your home network through voice commands and stream faster to mobile devices with MU-MIMO technology

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, is releasing a new, advanced edition of its highly-rated and award-winning Nighthawk® X6 Tri-Band WiFi Router. The new Nighthawk® X6S AC4000 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router with MU-MIMO (R8000P) now offers faster WiFi, a more powerful processor, and multi-user MIMO technology for improved performance and blazing-fast speeds when simultaneously streaming to multiple devices. It even supports voice commands for your home WiFi network through the Amazon Alexa voice service platform.

    The Nighthawk X6S Router with breakthrough tri-band WiFi and MU-MIMO is designed with gaming, streaming, and mobile devices in mind, making it ideal for simultaneous streaming to many WiFi devices in your home. Nighthawk X6S offers the fastest combined WiFi speed up to 4Gbps* and is powered by a next-generation 64-bit 1.8GHz dual core processor with three offload processors. The X6S is built to support gigabit WAN-to-LAN speeds for you to enjoy the fastest wired and WiFi speeds throughout your home with less lag and less buffering as you game, stream and surf. With standard Nighthawk router features such as NETGEAR genie® remote access, ReadyCLOUD® and OpenVPN®, you can access and control the X6S from anywhere. You can also easily manage it through spoken commands if you have an Alexa voice service-enabled product such as the Amazon Echo speaker or the Amazon Fire TV voice remote.

    The powerful combination of innovative features in Nighthawk X6S ensures that every device is assigned to the WiFi band where it can connect at its maximum possible speed. With SmartConnect, intelligent selection of the fastest WiFi band is completed for every device, ensuring that your devices are automatically connected to the best available band. The result is that faster devices perform unhindered by slower ones, perfect for today’s homes with their combination of new and old WiFi devices. This network load balancing and segmentation enables the X6S to mitigate interference, especially useful as Internet of Things (IoT) devices become more widespread in smart homes. Laptops, tablets, phones, TVs, game consoles, smart home devices, and IP security cameras are given a performance boost so consumers can roam freely and enjoy strong WiFi coverage while downloading, streaming, and gaming — anywhere in and around the home.

    “We continually add new technical capabilities to our products and the Nighthawk X6 is no exception,” said Sandeep Harpalani, senior director of product marketing for NETGEAR Connected Home. “The new Nighthawk X6S not only supports the features of its award-winning predecessor, but has new capabilities already standard in several other routers from the industry-leading Nighthawk family, such as MU-MIMO, port aggregation, and ReadyCLOUD® USB access.

    “Of note, tri-band WiFi technology was first introduced with the original Nighthawk X6 in 2015 and NETGEAR was the first to utilize a Tri-Band WiFi System with Orbi providing a dedicated wireless back haul. To date, NETGEAR currently holds six patents on the use of tri-band in WiFi Routers and systems.”

    New and Updated Technical Features of Nighthawk X6S

    Tri-Band WiFi to deliver fastest performance to new WiFi devices, uncompromised by older, slower WiFi technologies in the connected devices
    AC4000 WiFi for up to 4Gbps* (750+1625+1625 Mbps) of 802.11ac WiFi speed
    Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming to multiple devices
    Powerful, 64-bit 1.8GHz Dual Core Processor plus 3 offload processors for data-intensive applications, better video streaming, lag-free gaming, surfing, and more
    Smart Connect for intelligently selecting the fastest WiFi band for every device all under one SSID
    Amazon Echo/Alexa compatibility for voice control of your home network through the NETGEAR skill for Alexa
    5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Two Gigabit LAN ports can be aggregated for fast wired connections for devices such as NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Network Attached Storage
    The Nighthawk X6S will also continue to include the following specifications which have become a mainstay of the Nighthawk family of performance routers.

    6 High-Performance Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds
    2 USB Ports including one SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media
    NETGEAR genie® app with remote access for easy installation, monitoring, control and repair of your network whether you’re at home or away
    NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD® for personal, secure cloud access to USB storage anytime, anywhere
    Beamforming+ for improving range and performance for both 2.4 and 5GHz devices
    Top security features include Parental Controls by family member and device, separate Guest Network, and VPN Support for remote access to your home network and Internet using any of your devices
    Pricing and Availability
    The new Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Router with MU-MIMO (R8000P) will be available this month from major retailers at an MSRP in the U.S. of $299.99.

    More Information
    Visit NETGEAR.com to view the full range of industry-leading NETGEAR WiFi routers and modem routers for meeting every type of home networking need.

    About NETGEAR, Inc.
    NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company’s products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company’s products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

    ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk and ReadyCLOUD are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

    * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC4000 equals 750Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1625Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 1625Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR’s products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR’s products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

  • Announcement written by: on Jun 20 2017, 2:46 pm

    AIDA64 v5.92 is released

    New features & improvements of AIDA64 v5.92
     

    – AVX2 and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for Intel “Skylake-X” and “Kaby Lake-X” CPUs
    – Improved support for AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors
    – Support for Pertelian (RS232) external LCD device
    – Corsair K55 RGB LED keyboard support
    – Corsair Glaive RGB LED mouse support
    – 20 processor groups support
    – NVMe 1.3, WDDM 2.2 support
    – Advanced support for Areca RAID controllers
    – GPU details for AMD Radeon RX 500 Series
    – GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, GeForce MX150, Titan Xp

     
    What’s new since AIDA64 v5.00
     

    – AVX and FMA accelerated FP32 and FP64 ray tracing benchmarks
    – Vulkan graphics accelerator diagnostics
    – RemoteSensor smartphone and tablet LCD integration
    – Logitech Arx Control smartphone and tablet LCD integration
    – Microsoft Windows 10 Creators Update support
    – Proper DPI scaling to better support high-resolution LCD and OLED displays
    – AVX and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for AMD A-Series “Bristol Ridge” and “Carrizo” APUs
    – AVX2 and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for AMD Ryzen “Summit Ridge” processors
    – AVX2 and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for Intel “Broadwell”, “Kaby Lake” and “Skylake” CPUs
    – AVX and SSE accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for AMD “Nolan” APU
    – Optimized 64-bit benchmarks for Intel “Apollo Lake”, “Braswell” and “Cherry Trail” processors
    – Preliminary support for AMD Zen APUs and Zen server processors
    – Preliminary support for Intel “Gemini Lake” SoC and “Knights Mill” HPC CPU
    – Improved support for Intel “Cannonlake”, “Coffee Lake”, “Denverton” CPUs
    – Advanced SMART disk health monitoring
    – Hot Keys to switch LCD pages, start or stop logging, show or hide SensorPanel
    – Corsair K65, Corsair K70, Corsair K95, Corsair Strafe, Logitech G13, Logitech G19, Logitech G19s, Logitech G910, Razer Chroma RGB LED keyboard support
    – Corsair, Logitech, Razer RGB LED mouse support
    – Corsair and Razer RGB LED mousepad support
    – AlphaCool Heatmaster II, Aquaduct, Aquaero, AquaStream Ultimate, AquaStream XT, Farbwerk, MPS, NZXT GRID+ V2, NZXT Kraken X52, PowerAdjust 2, PowerAdjust 3 sensor devices support
    – Improved Corsair Link sensor support
    – NZXT Kraken water cooling sensor support
    – Corsair AXi, Corsair HXi, Corsair RMi, Enermax Digifanless, Thermaltake DPS-G power supply unit sensor support
    – Support for EastRising ER-OLEDM032 (SSD1322), Gravitech, LCD Smartie Hardware, Leo Bodnar, Modding-FAQ, Noteu, Odospace, Saitek Pro Flight Instrument Panel, Saitek X52 Pro, UCSD LCD devices
    – Portrait mode support for AlphaCool and Samsung SPF LCDs
    – SensorPanel and LCD: right-to-left bars, static label control strings
    – 0.01 Celsius temperature measurement resolution for select sensor items
    – System certificates information
    – Support for LGA-1151 and Socket AM4 motherboards
    – Support for USB 3.1 peripherals
    – Extended ACPI table decoding
    – Advanced support for Adaptec, HighPoint RocketRAID 27xx, Marvell RAID controllers
    – Autodetect information and SMART drive health monitoring for Intel and Samsung NVMe SSDs
    – ACPI 6.1, CUDA 8.0, OpenCL 2.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, SMBIOS 3.1.1, VirtualBox v5.0 support
    – Corsair Neutron XT, Crucial BX100, Crucial BX200, Crucial M600, Crucial MX200, Crucial MX300, Intel Pro 5400s, Kingston HyperX Predator, Kingston HyperX Savage, Kingston SSDNow UV300, Kingston SSDNow UV400, Lite-On MU II, OCZ Trion 100, OCZ Vector 180, Plextor M6V, Samsung CM871, Samsung PM851, Samsung PM871, SanDisk Plus, SanDisk Ultra II, SanDisk X400, SanDisk Z400s, SK Hynix SC300, WD Blue SSD support
    – Improved support for Intel and Samsung NVMe SSDs
    – GPU details for AMD Radeon Rx 300, RX 400 and R9 Fury Series
    – GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 1000 Series, GeForce GTX Titan X, Quadro GP100, Quadro M3000M, Quadro M5000M, Tesla M60, Tesla P6, Tesla P100

    See the Details Here. 

    http://www.aida64.com/pr

    http://www.aida64.com/whatsnew

  • Announcement written by: on Jun 19 2017, 8:44 am
     

    Charts CPU Performance Content Creation: 16 CPUs tested – Intel Core i5-7640X @ ocaholic

     
    These days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you’ll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding, rendering, … 
     
     

    TYAN Highlights HPC and Cloud Platforms Featuring Upcoming Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family at ISC 2017

    New 4U 8-GPU server platform to accelerate HPC and data analytics workloads

    FRANKFUT, Germany, June 19, 2016 –TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, showcases its new HPC and cloud platforms based on the upcoming Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family this week in Frankfurt, Germany.

    TYAN’s next generation HPC computing platforms are based on the Intel Xeon Scalable Processor Family and are designed to satisfy the heavy computing workloads of big data and high performance data analytic applications. The FT77D-B7109 is a 4U dual-socket GPU server platform with dual PCI-E root complex topology supporting up to 8 Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor modules. It specializes in massively parallel workloads including scientific computing, genetic sequencing, oil & gas discovery, large scale facial recognition, and brute force cryptography.

    The new HPC exhibits also include a 4U general purpose server, FT48B-B7100. This 4U dual-socket server platform features 7 PCIe slots and supports up to 4 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor modules. It is an ideal building block for low cost switchless GPU servers or any number of applications which need a large number of I/O devices, such as industrial automation, video surveillance, or large scale video output.

    “TYAN’s HPC/GPU platforms have been proven within some of the world’s largest datacenters and research universities,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “By adopting the upcoming Intel Xeon Processor Scalable family, TYAN enables the datacenter to deliver workload-optimized performance, power efficiency, and hardware-enhanced platform features to address the emerging HPC market, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep neural network applications.”

    Powered by the upcoming Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family, TYAN’s new range of cloud platforms are optimized for data intensive workloads and virtualization applications to deliver extreme performance, density and scalability with power and cost efficiency.

    The energy-efficient 1U GT75B-B7102 dual-socket server, supporting 10 hot-swap 2.5” drive bays, (four of which can support NVMe U.2 drives), is an ideal platform for virtualization and in-memory databases like Apache Ignite. Adopting the same motherboard, the 2U TN76-B7102 dual-socket server supports up to 12 3.5″ hot-swap drive bays, providing large storage capacity. The platform is designed for multiple application scenarios including technical computing and virtual machine deployment.

    TYAN Product Exhibits @ ISC 2017

    HPC& Coprocessor  Platforms:

    –       FT76-B7922: 4U quad-socket Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800 v4-based platform with support for up to 4 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor modules, 96 DDR4 DIMM slots, and  8 2.5” hot-swap SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices

    –       FT77D-B7109: 4U dual-socket Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family-based platform with support for up to 8 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor modules, and 14 2.5” hot-swap SATA 6Gb/s devices, 4 of the bays can support NVMe U.2 drives

    –       FT48B-B7100: 4U dual-socket Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family-based platform with support for up to 4 Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor modules, and 10 2.5” hot-swap SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices

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    –       TN76-B7102: 2U dual-socket Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family-based platform  supports up to 12 3.5” hot-swap SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s devices

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    –       S7086: Dual-socket Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4-based server board in rack-optimized, EATX (12” x 13”) form factor for 2U full-featured server deployment

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    –       S5620: Intel ®Xeon® processor E5-1600 v4-based server board in ATX (12″ x 9.6″) form factor for high-performance, single-socket server deployment in data centers

     

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  • Announcement written by: on Jun 19 2017, 8:37 am

    CoolIT Systems Debuts Micro Data Center, High TDP Processor Coldplates and New Liquid Cooled OEM Servers at ISC High Performance 2017

    Booth #C-1210 features industry leading range of Direct Contact Liquid Cooling technology

    Frankfurt, Germany. June 19, 2017CoolIT Systems, Inc. (CoolIT), global leader in efficient liquid cooling technologies for HPC, Cloud and Enterprise markets, is returning to the International Supercomputing Conference – High Performance (ISC17) in Frankfurt as a Bronze Sponsor and Exhibitor for the sixth consecutive year.

    ISC17 will feature a large range of HPC vendors, universities and research organizations gathering from around the world during June 19 – 21, 2017. CoolIT will be showcasing a range of new liquid cooling innovations including new server solutions for Dell EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise plus a full range of liquid cooling infrastructure products.

    Vendor displays will include CoolIT’s OEM Blind-mate Blade Server Solution featuring 100% dry-break Stäubli quick disconnects. Blind-mate solutions feature easy operation for a reliable liquid connection and disconnection of servers from their chassis.

    Chip-to-Atmosphere™ data center cooling will be featured in partnership with STULZ. Demonstrated within a Micro Data Center, the unified solution effectively manages heat loads from the processor level with liquid cooling through to the outside atmosphere.

    Dell EMC and HPE and other servers will be features in the CoolIT booth including:

    • Debuting at ISC17 is the Dell EMC 14th Generation PowerEdge Server, liquid cooled by CoolIT Systems. Purpose-built for high performance, hyperscale workloads, this robust server allows customers to accelerate the delivery of business insights while reducing power costs and dramatically increasing rack density.
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Apollo 2000 System optimized with Rack DCLC™ and Closed-Loop DCLC™.
    • Huawei CH121 server which features CPU, Voltage Regulator and Memory cooling.

    In partnership with STULZ, CoolIT will host an ISC17 Exhibitor Forum presentation on high-density Chip-to-Atmosphere™ data center cooling solutions on Tuesday June 20th at 4:40PM. CoolIT encourages all attendees to join the From Chip to Atmosphere – The Future of Data Center Cooling presentation at booth #M-210. During the session, Joerg Desler, President of STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc. and Geoff Lyon, CEO and CTO at CoolIT Systems, will be educating visitors on how to put heat to use, with main discussion revolving around the efficiency gains and performance enhancements of HPC made possible by liquid cooling solutions.

    In response to recent chip advancements, liquid cooling solutions for the latest high TDP processors will be revealed. These include CoolIT’s RX1 passive coldplate specifically designed for Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family, and GP1 passive coldplate for NVIDIA Tesla P100.

    CoolIT’s complete range of liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers will be on display, including the stand-alone CHx650, and the CHx80 for customers to review. Accompanying these will be CoolIT’s next generation liquid-to-air CDU, code-named ‘AHx Panorama’, a 5u AHx capable of managing 7-10kW per rack without facility water.

    CoolIT will be featuring a case study for the exceptionally green data center cooling solution at the Poznan Supercomputing & Networking Center (PSNC). The PSNC “Eagle” cluster uses 1,232 liquid cooled Huawei CH121 servers to increase density and reduce energy consumption. PSNC was able to deploy this new cluster within their existing data center without having to invest in additional air cooling infrastructure. The heated liquid is also being reused for local heating needs. 

    In partnership with Boston and NVIDIA, CoolIT is also proud to support The University of Edinburgh EPCC team in the ISC17 Student Cluster Competition with a liquid cooled solution for their cluster configuration.

    To learn more about how CoolIT’s products and solutions maximize data center performance and efficiency whilst significantly reducing OPEX and overall TCO, visit ISC17 booth C-1210. Executives and technical staff will be on site to guide attendees through new product showcases, live demos and customer case studies to aid in showcasing the benefits of liquid cooling in real time. To set up an appointment, contact Lauren Macready at marketing(at)coolitsystems(dot)com.

    About CoolIT Systems
    CoolIT Systems, Inc. is the world leader in energy efficient Direct Contact Liquid Cooling for the Data Center, Server and Desktop markets. CoolIT’s Rack DCLC™ platform is a modular, rack-based, advanced cooling solution that allows for dramatic increases in rack densities, component performance, and power efficiencies. The technology can be deployed with any server and in any rack making it a truly flexible solution. For more information about CoolIT Systems and its technology, email or visit http://www.coolitsystems.com/.

    About ISC High Performance
    ISC High Performance, formerly known as ISC (the International Supercomputing Conference), is the world’s oldest and Europe’s foremost HPC conference. Its history dates back 30 years, when in 1986 the late Hans Werner Meuer, in his capacity as the director of the Mannheim Computing Center and professor for computer science, organized the world’s first “Supercomputer Seminar” at Mannheim University. In its inaugural year, it drew 81 attendees, mostly German-speaking. Today it is valued by over 2,600 international attendees as a “must attend” HPC event. For more information visit http://www.isc-hpc.com/.